The year 2018 is already halfway through, which means it’s the best time to introduce the top 30 influencers of this year. A brand without a good marketing guru is just a brand. But if you come across a top marketer like one of these, you don’t have to worry that no one will see you. Marketing in today’s digital age is something that pays back, so it’s good to invest some effort. Get inspired by the following marketers that are among the elite, or beginners that seems to be great.
Twitter – 1,75m
Instagram – 3,3m
Facebook – 2,8m
Gary Vaynerchuck is an American entrepreneur, author of four New York Times bestsellers, speaker, and internet personality. He started to be known because of his family wine trade business. Vaynerchuk is currently known primarily as a pioneer of digital marketing and social media. Now, he is a leader of his own companies – VaynerX and VaynerMedia.
Gary invests in innovations and also advises companies such as Uber, Birchbox, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. He regularly appears as the main speaker at global conferences on entrepreneurship and technology.
Twitter – 1,5m
Instagram – 69,1k
Facebook – 431k
Guy Kawasaki is a specialist in the field of new technologies and marketing. He moved the concept of “evangelizing” to technological businesses, with the idea of attracting and targeting users linked to the Apple market. In a few difficult years for the company founded by Steve Jobs, his work was internationally recognized. He is the author of a few books as well as the book called The Art of Social Medias. He Graduated from Stanford University.
Twitter – 1,76m
Instagram – 98,4k
Facebook – 66,9k
Murray, well known as an entrepreneur, business advisor, investor and a good speaker, is a founder of a company that innovates chatbots – ChattyPeople. Newland advises companies during the beginning phase, and also full grown companies that need help with a growth strategy. He also runs an agency – Influence People, oriented on a PR – wrote a book – How to get PR for your startup: Traction. That’s not the only book he has written – there are others, with the main focus on online marketing, content marketing and marketing growth strategies.
Twitter – 795k
Instagram – 48,5k
Facebook – 21k
Larry Kim is a Ceo at WordStream, that he also founded in 2007. WordStream is a company for online advertising, that provides consulting services. WordStream is a multi-million-dollar company with over 2,000 customers across the globe.
Larry Kim is a PPC expert of the years 2015, 2014 and 2013 according to Hero Blog. He won many awards for his marketing influence, such as the Small Business Influencer Award, Search Marketer of the Year Award, and a most influential Search Engine Marketer of 2014.
Twitter – 602k
Instagram – 28,5k
Facebook – 209k
The first woman, and number five in our directory, is Mari Smith. Mari is an expert in Facebook marketing and social media leader. She is often named as the Queen of Facebook. She was named by the IBM as one of 7 women who are shaping digital marketing. Awarded by Forbes as one of the top 10 social media power influencers.
Twitter – 567k
Instagram – 17,9k
Facebook – 99,5k
A specialist in content marketing, Jeff has built his business from nothing, only through the use of content marketing. Now he is giving his advice on his blog JeffBullas.com. Previously named as one of the top influencers of CMO’s, because of this blog, Jeff is a blogger, an author, marketer and speaker. He says that in these days, it’s mostly entrepreneurship that keeps him going.
Twitter – 515k
Instagram – 68,4k
Facebook – 399k
When asked about herself, Kim claims she can help entrepreneurs start and build a profitable business. She is internationally recognized as a leader in the social media space and Forbes even named her as one of the Top 10 Social Media Power Influencers. Kim is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Boom!
Twitter – 435k
Instagram – 12,2k
Facebook – 6k
This inspirational woman, Ann Handley, is a digital marketing specialist and writer. She also just happens to be a Wall Street Journal best-selling author who focuses on empowering people to do marketing that your traffic will adore.
Twitter – 411k
Instagram – 2,8k
Facebook – 26,7k
What you haven’t heard of Rand? Were you living under a rock? This man is one of the founders of MOZ. But you know MOZ, right? There you go! Rand founded Moz as a blog, which eventually turned into a company every SEO marketer knows well. He left MOZ earlier this year to create something new – SparkToro – a software company for discovering your target audience.
Twitter – 294k
Instagram – 4,5k
Facebook – 2k
Pam is the CEO and Founder of Marketing Nutz, she is also a speaker and consultant. Pam Moore is the host of the podcast Social Media Zoom Factor and an expert in digital marketing, social media, and SEO. Pam was recognized by Forbes as a Top 10 Social Media Influencer.
Twitter – 295k
Instagram – 53k
Facebook – 289k
Your Leadership Mentor. As almost every influencer listed above, Michael Hyatt is a blogger, speaker and the former CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers. Now Hyatt is a full time speaker and writer – with 7 written books and counting. Awarded as a NY Times Bestsellers Author and Wall Street Journal Best Seller. If you are keen on podcasts, Michael has his own show – This is your life, that is dedicated to leadership.
Twitter – 295k
Instagram – 1,8k
Facebook – 924k
According to Forbes, Neil belongs to the group of top 10 marketers in the world. As his life went, he needed to learn marketing on his own – then he co-founded an agency for doing marketing for other companies. They decided not to focus on growing their own company, but on growing their clients’ companies. This is how they become an empire.
Twitter – 267k
Instagram – 12,6k
Facebook – 93,1k
Digital marketing & online customer service expert. NYT best-selling author, speaker and consultant. Jay runs Convince & Convert, which provides digital marketing advice to some of the world’s most important brands like The United Nations, Allstate, and Cisco. Jay helped around 700 brands to help grow their marketing strategies.
Twitter – 247k
Instagram – 19,2k
Facebook – 94,3k
Darren is the founder of ProBlogger, ProbloggerEvent, & DigitalPS. He is an ambassador for World Vision Australia. While ProBlogger is his most well-known blog, it isn’t his biggest. That title belongs to Digital-Photography-School.com – a blog and community site for photographers.
Twitter – 177k
Mike is the founder of Social Media Examiner, host of podcast Social Media Marketing, and author of Launch & Writing White Papers
Twitter – 176k
Instagram – 6,5k
Facebook – 2,5k
Mark is a social media speaker and consultant, as well as an author of five bestselling marketing books. Host of the Marketing Companion podcast, Mark also blogs. He has worked in global sales, PR, and in marketing positions for 30 years, and now provides consulting services as the Executive Director of U.S.-based Schaefer Marketing Solutions.
Twitter – 116k
Instagram – 5,6k
Facebook – 31k
John Jantsch is a marketing consultant, speaker, and bestselling author of titles such as Duct Tape Marketing, Duct Tape Selling, The Commitment Engine, The Referral Engine, and SEO for Growth. His most recent book is SEO for Growth – The Ultimate Guide for Marketers, Web Designers, and Entrepreneurs.
Twitter – 107k
Instagram – 3,3k
Facebook – 47k
Lee is a digital marketing strategist and CEO at TopRank Marketing, which is B2B oriented marketing agency. Specialist in content marketing, conversion optimization, social media, etc. Lee is also an author, speaker, and consultant
Twitter – 99,7k
Instagram – 3,3k
Facebook – 1,6k
Michael is CEO of Marketing Insider Group, a content marketing consultant, marketing speaker, and writer. Has been recognized as top business speaker by The Huffington post and more – CMO influencer by Forbes. Michael specializes in leadership, employee engagement and content.
Twitter – 99,5k
Facebook – 1k
Christopher is a specialist in marketing technology and digital marketing, bestselling author, and keynote speaker. He is keen on email marketing, PR, data-driven marketing and google analytics. Co-founder at BrainTrust Insights and Co-host at Marketing over Coffee.
Twitter – 55,5k
Instagram – 623
Facebook – 1,5k
Sujan Patel is a co-founder of Web Profits, which is a marketing agency. Sujan is specialist on growth and content marketing. Over 13 years in this sphere, he led marketing strategies of SalesForce, LinkedIn, Zillow and 500 more.
Twitter – 35,3k
Specialist on On-site SEO, off-site SEO, keyword research, content marketing and helping companies to achieve their goals by creating marketing strategies with a focus on SEO.
Twitter – 26,8k
Instagram – 1k
Almost 20 years, that’s how long is Andy working as a marketing specialist, focused on web design and interactive marketing space. Andy is also a great speaker and co-founder of OrbitMedia.com. He believes in ethical digital marketing.
Twitter – 25,5k
Joe previously worked as a marketing specialist at HubSpot. Joe was awarded by the Content Marketing Institute as a Content Marketer of the Year. Joe advises several marketing tech startups.
Twitter – 24,7k
Instagram – 12,3k
David is well known for his passion for content marketing, marketing itself and keynote speaker. Founder of Marriott Intl. and Emmy winning producer.
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